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1/48 Tamiya F4F-4 Wildcat

by Martin Ramsden

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This is Tamiya's excellent 1/48 Grumman F4F-4 Wildcat (kit 61034). It was built with the addition of Eduard seatbelts, decals from the spares box and fishing line for the aerial wires. I wanted to do a different camo scheme from the options in the kit instructions. A couple of minutes Googling found this rather smart "Atlantic Scheme" which I was not previously familiar with.

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The model was painted with Xtracrylics and Vallejo Air which were airbrushed freehand. The weathering was done using Promodellers Dark Weathering Wash.

This was a really enjoyable build, mainly due to the well engineered kit and the ease of using the Promodellers wash. I hope you enjoy.

Martin

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Photos and text by Martin Ramsden

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